"Being Good" Exhibition Features Work by Drawing 2 Students

September 8 - December 26, 2016
Reception:  Thursday, November 10, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (FREE and open to everyone)

Being Good, organized by photographer Brian Cohen, documents three transformational artists and thinkers based in Pittsburgh who share their humanness and employ their art to improve the lives of people living in distressed neighborhoods. Being Good draws upon the nuanced difference between doing good and being good. Most people from time to time do some good. Being good, though, penetrates deeper. Being good denotes those individuals who, at the core, are driven to fashion their own lives and artistic practice to interweave with the lives of others. The work of Vanessa German, Bill Strickland and Randy Gilson concretely affects people’s reality, empowers individuals in their communities and alters the neighborhood fabric.

Vanessa German, poet, performance artist and sculptor is photographed by Lynn Johnson; Bill Strickland, ceramicist, educator and entrepreneur, is photographed by Scott Goldsmith; and Randy Gilson, visual artist and gardener, is photographed by Brian Cohen. Sorely needed, especially in a splintered world, Being Good confirms our capacity and desire to strive for goodness.

University of Pittsburgh students in Anna Divinsky’s Drawing Studio 2 class made work in response to the exhibited photographed that is intended to be touched. Their compelling work is displayed in the exhibit and is a featured component of the reception.

For more information:  jccpgh.org

Location Information

Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Fine Perlow Weis Gallery
5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217